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What are the important events that happened on June 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 28 is the 180th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 15, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,451,200 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctacontagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 214 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,285 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 28: This Day In History

In common years it is always in ISO week 26.

This date is the only date each year where both the month and day are different perfect numbers, June 6 being the only date where the month and day are the same perfect number.

June 28 Historical Events

  • 1519
    Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1895
    Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious and fraudulent”.
  • 1921
    Serbian King Alexander I proclaimed the new constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, known thereafter as the Vidovdan Constitution.
  • 1948
    Boxer Dick Turpin beats Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.
  • 1973
    Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.

Who were born on June 28?

  • 1577
    Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter (d. 1640)
  • 1867
    Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
  • 1943
    Donald Johanson, American paleoanthropologist
  • 1947
    Mark Clark, American black power activist (d. 1969)
  • 1979
    Felicia Day, American actress, writer, director, violinist, and singer

Who died on June 28?

  • 1913
    Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, President of Brazil (b. 1841)
  • 1914
    Countess Sophie Chotek, wife of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1868)
  • 1962
    Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1975
    Rod Serling, American television scriptwriter (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)

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